2019 Courses of Instruction


  • June 24, 2019

Prerequisite: None

Course Description: This 8-hour training is a unique, highly informative seminar for officers filled with a variety of exciting topics.  This training is sure to be enlightening, providing law enforcers with tools to enhance their own survival skills and increase overall awareness in their job duties.

Combat Thinking for Law Enforcers is a comprehensive training which focuses on techniques designed to increase officer safety and overall attentiveness.  Combat thinking is a way of superior training utilizing mental preparation to distinguish and evaluate threats against police.

Knowledge gained during this training is from current research and studies, which allows law enforcement officers to have a clear understanding of current threats dealing with danger. Topics covered include: Handling Violent Situations, Stress Management, Positive Combat, Mental Vigilance, Lessons from the Military, Critical Incidences, Physiological Impacts, Survival Enhancement, Attitude of Survival, Aspects of Confrontations, Tactical Thinking, Deadly Knowledge, Training Techniques Existence, Line of Duty Shootings.

About the Instructor: Charles Dahlinger is a 28-year veteran of law enforcement and previously served active duty in the US Army, as a Reconnaissance Specialist.  Detective Dahlinger has an extensive educational background in Criminology.


  • $100
  • Meals are available for $6.00 per meal.

Continuing Education Hours:

  • 8 hours POST (as yet unclassified)

Mineral Area College Credit:

  • None
  • Lieutenant Charles Day
  • 573-751-9939
  • or charles.day@mshp.dps.mo.gov
For information concerning enrollment:
  • Jeanette Ford
  • 573-751-3626
  • or jeanette.ford@mshp.dps.mo.gov

Application For Training